Immigration Lawyer Belleville - The "Family Class" class of immigration has a goal to help ensure that families are together. Our law team can help you reunite your family. We also help with the completion and submission of forms and documents to the immigration authorities. Our objective is to be able to help you throughout the whole immigration process.
Under the Family Class are the following family members: conjugal partner, common-law partner, spouse, adopted child, dependent child, grandparent, parent, or an orphaned family member under 18 years of age who is the sponsor's brother or sister, niece, nephew, grandchild or adopted child. Within this particular country, to be able to reunite a family a sponsor is required. The sponsor needs to be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of this particular country or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor has to file a sponsorship application to Citizenship and Immigration. Depending on the type of relationship between the family member and the sponsor, a different set of forms, requirements, and supporting documents are needed.
A sponsorship application is usually processed in eight weeks from the date it is submitted to Citizenship and Immigration authorities, so long as all the required forms are correctly accomplished, and all information and supporting documents are included.
Spouses need to be at least sixteen years old and be officially married to the sponsor by the civil authorities of a country. The marriage is considered to be valid in Canada, if the marriage is legal within the nation where it happened. A marriage certificate, issued by the civil authorities of the country where the marriage took place, is needed to prove that the spouse and sponsor are legally married. A divorce certificate given by a Court should be submitted in situations where one of the parties was previously married.
For a specified time, common-law partners must have resided together with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship. This type of relationship starts on the particular day a couple decides to physically cohabit a home. In a common-law relationship, there is no record to be able to prove that a couple is living together. Then again, there are documents that can help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, like for example joint bank accounts and credit cards, lease or property agreements in both names, documents showing the same address, and insurance policies.
Under Family Class, a dependent child is an adopted or biological child who is under twenty two years of age and has never been in a common-law relationship or married and was supported financially by the parent. The daughter or son may be over twenty two years of age if he or she is unable, because of a mental or physical condition, to support her or himself.
The relationship between the sponsor and the sponsored person who is a parent, grandparent, or an orphaned relative below 18 years of age who is the sponsor's brother or sister, nephew, niece, grandchild, or adopted child, must be proven through papers issued by civil authorities.
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